HIV Infection and Glycemic Response to Newly Initiated Diabetic Medical Therapy

Articles of Interest, April 19, 2013

A weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters, including articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers, mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products, or other research using AHRQ data or products.

This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
  • Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
  • Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
  • Articles mentioning the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.
  • Other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

AIDS
Han JH, Crane HM, Bellamy SL, et al. HIV infection and glycemic response to newly initiated diabetic medical therapy. AIDS 2012 Oct 23; 26(16):2087-95. [Supported by grant R31 HS19516.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Kwon S, Thompson R, Dellinger P, et al. Importance of perioperative glycemic control in general surgery: a report from the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program. Ann Surg 2013 Jan; 257(1):8-14. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS20025-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Dimick JB, Staiger DO, Hall BL, et al. Composite measures for profiling hospitals on surgical morbidity. Ann Surg 2013 Jan; 257(1):67-72. [Supported by Career Development Award grant K08 HS17765 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Family Practice
Hartung DM, Hamer A, Middleton L, et al. A pilot study evaluating alternative approaches of academic detailing in rural family practice clinics. BMC Fam Pract 2012 Dec 31; 13:129. [Supported by grant K12 HS19456-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Meddings J, Kerr EA, Heisler M, et al. Physician assessments of medication adherence and decisions to intensify medications for patients with uncontrolled blood pressure: still no better than a coin toss. BMC Health Serv Res 2012 Aug 21; 12:270. [Supported by Mentored Career Development Award grant K08 HS19767-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Medical Research Methodology
Gerhard T, Delaney JA, Cooper-DeHoff RM, et al. Comparing marginal structural models to standard methods for estimating treatment effects of antihypertensive combination therapy. BMC Med Res Methodol 2012 Aug 6; 12:119. [Supported by grant U18 HS16097 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Gold HT, Hayes MK. Cost effectiveness of new breast cancer radiotherapy technologies in diverse populations. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2012 Nov; 136(1):221-9. [Supported by Centers for Research and Education on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 1 U18 HS160751.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Interventions in Aging
Boustani MA, Frame A, Muner S, et al. Connecting research discovery with care delivery in dementia: the development of the Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia. Clin Interv Aging 2012; 7:509-16. [Supported by grant R01 HS19818-0.] Select to access the abstract.

Gerontologist
Thomas KS, Mor V, Tyler DA, et al. The relationships among licensed nurse turnover, retention, and rehospitalization of nursing home residents. Gerontologist 2013 Apr; 53(2):211-21. [Supported in part by grant 5 T32 HS00011.] Select to access the abstract.

Dill JS, Morgan JC, Marshall VW, et al. Contingency, employment intentions, and retention of vulnerable low-wage workers: an examination of nursing assistants in nursing homes. Gerontologist 2013 Apr; 53(2):222-34. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00032-23 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Investigative Radiology
Srichai MB, Lim RP, Lath N, et al. Diagnostic performance data of dark-blood T2-weighted CMR for evaluation of acute myocardial injury. Invest Radiol 2013 Jan; 48(1):24-31. [Supported by grant K12 HS19473.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Pediatrics
Bauer NS, Gilbert AL, Carroll AE, et al. Associations of early exposure to intimate partner violence and parental depression with subsequent mental health outcomes. JAMA Pediatr 2013 Apr; 167(4):341-7. [Supported in part by grants 1 R01 HS18453 and R01 HS17939.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Kastenberg ZJ, Rhoads KF, Melcher ML, et al. The influence of intern home call on objectively measured perioperative outcomes. JAMA Surg 2013 Apr; 148(4):347-51. [Supported in part by grant HS00028 (to first author); refer to comments by Horvath (JAMA Surg, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Gardner J, Xiong L, Xiao Y, et al. SHARE: system design and case studies for statistical health information release. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Jan 1; 20(1):109-16. [Supported by grant R01 HS19913.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hospital Medicine
O Leary KJ, Boudreau YN, Creden AJ, Slade ME, Williams MV. Assessment of teamwork during structured interdisciplinary rounds on medical units. J Hosp Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 7(9):679-83. [Supported by grant R18 HS19630 (to first, third, and last authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Medical Systems
Willig JH, Krawitz M, Panjamapirom A, Ray MN, Nevin CR, English TM, Cohen MP, Berner ES. Closing the feedback loop: an interactive voice response system to provide follow-up and feedback in primary care settings. J Med Syst 2013 Apr; 37(2):9905. [Supported in part by grant HS017060 (for the Closing the Feedback Loop To Improve Diagnostic Quality initiative. Last author is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Gerber JS, Prasad PA, Localio AR, et al. Racial differences in antibiotic prescribing by primary care pediatricians. Pediatrics 2013 Apr; 131(4):677-84. [Supported by contract HHSA 2900-2007-10013.] Select to access the abstract.

Slaughter JL, Stenger MR, Reagan PB. Variation in the use of diuretic therapy for infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Pediatrics 2013 Apr; 131(4):716-23. [Supported by grant R21 HS19524-01 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Forrest CB, Fiks AG, Bailey LC, et al. Improving adherence to otitis media guidelines with clinical decision support and physician feedback. Pediatrics 2013 Apr; 131(4):e1071-e1081. [Supported by grant R18 HS17042.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality of Life Research
Rand-Hendriksen K, Augestad LA, Kristiansen IS, et al. Comparison of hypothetical and experiences EQ-5D valuations: relative weights of the five dimensions. Qual Life Res 2012 Aug; 21(6):1005-12. [Uses pooled data on experienced health from the US EQ-5D valuation survey included in the 2000-2003 MEPS, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (director of and researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Social Work in Health Care
Lynch S, Franke T. Communicating with pediatricians: developing social work practice in primary care. Soc Work Health Care 2013 Apr; 52(4):397-416. [Supported by grant R36 HS17749-01; cites AHRQ-sponsored monograph, Children's Mental Health: The Changing Interface Between Primary and Specialty Care, 1999 (in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.] Select to access the abstract.

Trials
Patel MB, McKenna JW, Alvarez JM, et al. Decreasing adrenergic or sympathetic hyperactivity after severe traumatic brain injury using propranolol and clonidine (DASH After TBI Study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2012 Sep 26; 13:177. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS138833-08 (to first author). Also refer to AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Buckler and Bernhard (Am Fam Physician, 2013) and Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and by Patel et al. (J Clin Sleep Med, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Health Affairs
Lewis G, Kirkham H, Duncan I, et al. How health systems could avert 'triple fail' events that are harmful, are costly, and result in poor patient satisfaction. Health Aff 2013 Apr; 32(4):669-76. [Cites as a source in Exhibit 1, "Examples Of Triple Fail Events," Chapter 36 on wrong-site surgery from AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook For Nurses, Section V: Critical Opportunities for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Weston A, Epstein L, Davidson LE, et al. The impact of a Massachusetts state-sponsored educational program on antimicrobial stewardship in acute care hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Apr; 34(4):437-9. [Cites innovation profile State Health Department Support Spurs Development of Many Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs After Passage of Legislative Mandate, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Innovations Exchange Web site.]

JAMA Surgery
Horvath K. A call on home call. JAMA Surg 2013 Apr; 148(4):352. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Kastenberg et al. (JAMA Surg, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Fernandopulle R. Learning to fly: building de novo medical home practices to improve experience, outcomes, and affordability. J Ambul Care Manage 2013 Apr-Jun; 36(2):121-5. [Cites service delivery innovation profile, Primary Care Physician and Health Coach Teams Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs for Complex Patients, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Innovations Exchange Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Snyder and Anderson (JAMA, 2005) and AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Fuller RL, Atkinson G, McCullough EC, et al. Hospital readmission rates: the impacts of age, payer, and mental health diagnoses. J Ambul Care Manage 2013 Apr-Jun; 36(2):147-55. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Friedman and Basu (former AHRQ researcher and current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, respectively) (Med Care Res Rev, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Tzeng HM, Yin CY. Frequently observed risk factors for fall-related injuries and effective preventive interventions: a multihospital survey of nurses' perceptions. J Nurs Care Qual 2013 Apr-Jun; 28(2):130-8. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, Section III: Patient-centered Care, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Lewis EJ, Baernholdt M, Hamric AB. Nurses' experience of medical errors: an integrative literature review. J Nurs Care Qual 2013 Apr-Jun; 28(2):153-61. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, Section I: Patient Safety and Quality, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded article by Gallagher et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Schnall R, Larson E, Stone PW, et al. Advanced practice nursing students' identification of patient safety issues in ambulatory care. J Nurs Care Qual 2013 Apr-Jun; 28(2):169-75. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM reports, Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, 2004, and Patient Safety: Achieving a New Standard for Care, 2003; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Modak et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007) and Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Avila RM, Bramlett MD. Language and immigrant status effects on disparities in Hispanic children's health status and access to health care. Matern Child Health J 2013 Apr; 17(3):415-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Shone, Dick, Brach (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Pediatrics, 2003) and AHRQ-funded articles by Shone et al. (Pediatrics, 2005) and Fuentes-Afflick, Hessol, and Párez-Stable (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Young GJ, Chou CH, Alexander J, et al. (Provision of community benefits by tax-exempt U.S. hospitals. N Engl J Med 2013 Apr 18; 368(16):1519-27. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Hellinger (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (J Health Polit Policy Law, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Chowdhury MM, McKenzie SA, Pearson CC, et al. Heliox therapy in bronchiolitis: Phase III multicenter double-blind randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics Apr; 131(4):661-9. [Cites data from Patient and Hospital Characteristics for ICD-9-CM All Listed Diagnosis Code 466.11 (RSV Bronchiolitis), as assessed on AHRQ's HCUPNet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Nigrovic LE, Fine AM, Monuteaux MC, et al. Trends in the management of viral meningitis at United States children's hospitals. Pediatrics Apr; 131(4):670-6. [Cites data from AHRQ publication, Meningitis-Related Hospitalizations in the United States, 2006, HCUP Statistical Brief 57, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Woods CR. AAP clinical guidelines: ongoing process improvements. Pediatrics Apr; 131(4):794-795. [Mentions the total number of guidelines and pediatric-related guidelines listed as active in AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC).]

Johnson KB, Lehmann CU, Council on Clinical Information Technology. Electronic prescribing in pediatrics: toward safer and more effective medication management. Pediatrics Apr; 131(4):e1350-e1356. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kaushal et al. (Ambul Pediatr, 2007, and Qual Saf Health Care, 2010), Zandieh et al. (J Pediatr, 2008), and Johnson et al. (J Biomed Inform, 2010).]

Simulation in Healthcare
Matos FM, Raemer DB. Mixed-realism simulation of adverse event disclosure: an educational methodology and assessment instrument. Simul Healthc 2013 Apr; 8(2):84-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wu et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2009), Gallagher, Studdert, and Levinson (N Engl J Med, 2007), Gallagher et al. (J Patient Saf, 2007, and JAMA, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Buckler A, Bernhard J. Screening for intimate partner violence and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults. Am Fam Physician 2013 Apr 15; 87(8):577-8. [First author is a USPSTF medical officer and researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for intimate partner violence and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013) and associated evidence review update (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Aggarwal A, Pandurangi A, Smith W. Disparities in breast and cervical cancer screening in women with mental illness: a systematic literature review. Am J Prev Med 2013 Apr; 44(4):392-8. [Cites Prevention and Chronic Care Program: Improving Primary Care, as published on the AHRQ Web site; adapts USPSTF evidence rating criteria, citing slide presentation from AHRQ 2008 Annual Conference, 2009 (as published on the AHRQ Web site), USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm by Fleming et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005), and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review/meta-analysis of C-reactive protein as a risk factor for coronary heart disease by Buckley et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Mogayzel PJ Jr, Naureckas ET, Robinson KA, et al. Cystic fibrosis pulmonary guidelines. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013 Apr; 187(7):680-9. [Grades selected studies using USPSTF grade definitions and levels of certainty regarding net benefit, citing U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Grade Definitions, 2008 (as published on the USPSTF Web site), and USPSTF-sponsored article by Sawaya et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Fenton JJ, Xing G, Elmore JG, et al. Short-term outcomes of screening mammography using computer-aided detection: a population-based study of Medicare enrollees. Ann Intern Med 2013 Apr 16; 158(8):580-7. [Cites USPSTF evidence synthesis Screening for Breast Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2009, and related article by Mandelblatt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Nelson HD, Smith ME, Griffin JC, et al. Use of medications to reduce risk for primary breast cancer: a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 Apr 16; 158(8):604-14. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10057-I-EPC3 to the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Comparative Effectiveness of Medications to Reduce Risk of Primary Breast Cancer in Women, 2009 (citing the executive summary as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site), and related AHRQ-funded systematic review by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), both prepared by the Oregon EPC under the same contract; uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; also uses USPSTF quality of evidence criteria from USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001); cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer, 2002 (as published on the USPSTF Web site) and associated evidence summary by Kinsinger et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Rusk M, Cato RK. Update in general internal medicine: evidence published in 2012. Ann Intern Med 2013 Apr 16; 158(8):615-19. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011); abstracts AHRQ-funded/authored article by Wilt, Brawer, Jones, Barry, Aronson, Fox (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (N Engl J Med, 2012, which is based on the Prostate Cancer Intervention versus Observation Trial (PIVOT), VA/NCI/AHRQ Cooperative Studies Program 407.]

Majumdar SR, Leslie WD. Conventional computed tomography imaging and bone mineral density: opportunistic screening or "incidentaloporosis"? Ann Intern Med 2013 Apr 16; 158(8):630-1. [Cites USPSTF recommendations screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by MacLean et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on the comparative effectiveness of treatments to prevent fractures in men and women with low bone density or osteoporosis, prepared by the Southern California EPC under contract 290-03-003).]

Cancer
Pace LE, He Y, Keating NL. Trends in mammography screening rates after publication of the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations. Cancer 2013 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses USPSTF 2009 breast cancer screening recommendations and associated evidence review update (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009) and compares mammography rates in periods prior to and after issuance of these recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Woolf SH, Campos-Outcalt D. Severing the link between coverage policy and the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA 2013 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses potential flaws in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provision requiring coverage of routine preventive services graded A or B by the USPSTF; briefly discusses establishment of the USPSTF and USPSTF grade definitions, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Woolf et al. (Annu Rev Public Health, 1996); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps, which includes 2010 PPACA provisions requiring coverage of routine preventive services graded A or B by the USPSTF.]

Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law
Sonfield A, Pollack HA. The Affordable Care Act and reproductive health: potential gains and serious challenges. J Health Polit Policy Law 2013 Apr; 38(2):373-91. [Discusses PPACA provisions requiring coverage of clinical preventive services rated A or B by the USPSTF, citing USPSTF A and B Recommendations, 2010, and USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2012 (both published on the USPSTF Web site), USPSTF-authored/sponsored article by Meyers (director in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) et al. (Am Fam Physician, 2008) on USPSTF recommendations for sexually transmitted infections screening, and IOM report, Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps, 2011, which includes 2010 PPACA provisions requiring coverage of routine preventive services graded A or B by the USPSTF.] Select to access the abstract.

Stulberg D. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and reproductive health: harnessing data to improve care. J Health Polit Policy Law 2013 Apr; 38(2):441-56. [Mentions PPACA provisions requiring coverage of clinical preventive services recommended by the USPSTF.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal for Healthcare Quality
Anderson BL, Pearlman M, Griffin J, et al. Conflicting and changing breast cancer screening recommendations: survey study of a national sample of ob-gyns after the release of the 2009 USPSTF guidelines. J Healthc Qual 2013 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses USPSTF 2002 and 2009 breast cancer screening recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2002 and 2009) and assesses obstetrician-gynecologists use of multiple screening guidelines prior to and after release of the 2009 USPSTF recommendations; cites AHRQ-funded article by Han et al. (Med Care, 2011), which notes the profusion of guidelines on breast and cervical cancer screening; cites related articles by Keyhani et al. (Health Aff, 2011), which notes that the majority of government-sponsored guidelines (89 percent) were from the USPSTF, Shaneyfelt and Centor (JAMA, 2009), which calls for centralized guideline development under AHRQ, the USPSTF, or similar groups, and Tudiver et al. (J Fam Pract, 2002), which references USPSTF guidelines in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Primary Care Reports
Bresler PA. Osteoporosis. Primary Care Reports 2013 Apr; 19(4):10288 words. [Comments on USPSTF recommendations on the prevention of falls in community-dwelling older adults (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011), and USPSTF-sponsored updated systematic review on menopausal hormone therapy for the primary prevention of chronic conditions (Ann Intern Med, 2012); cites article by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), which is based on AHRQ-sponsored comparative evidence review Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments to Prevent Fractures in Med and Women with Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis, 2007 (prepared by the Southern California/RAND Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract 290-02-0003), and article by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), which is based on AHRQ-funded article by Liu et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Screening Men for Osteoporosis: Who and How, 2007 (prepared by the Southern California/RAND EPC). Also refer to article by Reichard and Fox (Disabil Health J, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Reeves J, Kapp B. Improved cost, health, and satisfaction with a health home benefit plan for self-insured employers and small physician practices. J Ambul Care Manage 2013 Apr-Jun; 36(2):108-20. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Enabling Patient-Centered Care Through Health Information Technology, 2012, prepared by the Johns Hopkins University EPC under contract 290-2007-10061-I; cites AHRQ-funded article by Solberg et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Patel K, Moorthy D, Chan JA, et al. High priority future research needs for obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment. J Clin Sleep Med 2013 Apr 15; 9(4):395-402. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10055-I (to the Tufts EPC); summarizes stakeholder-prioritized future research needs (FRN) topics based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults, 2011, future research needs papers, Future Research Needs for Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, 2012, and Future Research Needs for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, 2012 (prepared by the same EPC under the same contract), and methodologies from AHRQ publication, How Are Research Topics Chosen?, all published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; lists AHRQ as a policymaker in Table 1 "Stakeholders;" cites AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Reible A, Braun BI, Hafiz H. Improving patient and worker safety: exploring opportunities for synergy. J Nurs Care Qual 2013 Apr-Jun; 28(2):99-102. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, The Effect of Health Care Working Conditions on Patient Safety, 2003; cites AHRQ publications Becoming a High Reliability Organization: Operational Advice for Hospital Leaders, 2008, and Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Goodrich K, Cregger M, Wilcox S, et al. A qualitative study of factors affecting pregnancy weight gain in African American women. Matern Child Health J 2013 Apr; 17(3):432-40. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Maternal Weight Gain, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Monthly Prescribing Reference
Ortiz G. Symptoms of spring: treating rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis. Mon Prescr Ref 2013 Apr 15. Online. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis, 2002.]

Pediatrics
Isaac A, Saginur M, Hartling L, et al. Quality of reporting and evidence in American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. Pediatrics 2013 Apr; 131(4):732-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002; cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) and article by Majumdar and Leslie (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and articles by Khandelwal and Kistler (Am Fam Physician, 2013) and Wigle et al. (Am Fam Physician, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles

Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law
Grob R. The heart of patient-centered care. J Health Polit Policy Law 2013 Apr; 38(2):457-65. [Discusses definitions of patient-centered care given in AHRQ-sponsored IOM reports, Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report, 2001, and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001; cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director), Corrigan, and McNeill in Putting Patients First: Best Practices in Patient-Centered Care, 2nd edition, Jossey-Bass, 2009; cites AHRQ-funded article by Fiscella et al. (Med Care, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care and Quality
Saladino L, Pickett LC, Frush K, et al. Evaluation of a nurse-led safety program in a critical care unit. J Nurs Care Qual 2013 Apr-Jun; 28(2):139-46. [Mentions findings on patient safety improvement reported in AHRQ's NHQR, 2007, citing article by Hudson et al. (Contemp Crit Care, 2009); cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) (J Patient Saf, 2009); discusses the AHRQ-sponsored Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) (citing AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2008, and J Patient Saf, 2005), and its implementation and evaluation in one critical care unit; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sexton et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006) and Thomas et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2005). Also refer to article by Reichard and Fox (Disabil Health J, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Khandelwal C, Kistler C. Diagnosis of urinary incontinence. Am Fam Physician 2013 Apr 15; 87(8):543-50. [Uses AHRQ evidence reports and National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) as data sources; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Urinary Incontinence in Adults, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Wigle P, Hein B, Bloomfield HE, et al. Updated guidelines on outpatient anticoagulation. Am Fam Physician 2013 Apr 15; 87(8):556-66. [Uses AHRQ evidence reports, clinical practice guidelines, and NGC as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

Shehab R, Mirabelli MH. Evaluation and diagnosis of wrist pain: a case-based approach. Am Fam Physician 2013 Apr 15; 87(8):568-73. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Cardiology
Dhoot J, Tariq S, Erande A, et al. Effect of morbid obesity on in-hospital mortality and coronary revascularization outcomes after acute myocardial infarction in the United States. Am J Cardiol 2013 Apr 15; 111(8):1104-10. [Uses 2009 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care & Research
Garg R, Sayles HR, Yu F, et al. Gout-related health care utilization in US emergency departments, 2006 through 2008. Arthritis Care Res 2012 Apr; 65(4):571-7. [Uses 2006-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Medical Research Methodology
Mein G, Johal S, Grant RL, et al. Predictors of two forms of attrition in a longitudinal health study involving ageing participants: an analysis based on the Whitehall II study. BMC Med Res Methodol 2012 Oct 29; 12:164. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Disability and Health Journal
Reichard A, Fox MH. Using population-based data to examine preventive services by disability type among dually eligible (Medicare/Medicaid) adults. Disabil Health J 2013 Apr; 6(2):75-86. [Uses 2000-2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing MEPS HC-105: 2006 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2008); mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast and cervical cancer, citing Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2007; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009, and AHRQ publications, Dental Procedures, United States, 1999 and 2009, MEPS Statistical Brief 368, 2012, National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2009, MEPS Statistical Brief 355, 2012 (both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site), Use of the Pap Test as a Cancer Screening Tool among Women Age 18-64, U.S. Noninstitutionalized Population, 2005, MEPS Statistical Brief 173, 2007, and Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations among Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibles, 2008, HCUP Statistical Brief 96, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Eappen S, Lane BH, Rosenberg B, et al. Relationship between occurrence of surgical complications and hospital finances. JAMA 2013 Apr 17; 309(15):1599-1606. [Uses HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2013, Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) 2013, 2013, and "Appendix B: Single-Level Procedures (January 1980 through September 2013)," 2012, from Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM (all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site) and Quick National or State Statistics, 2009 (as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site); cites 2008 HCUP NIS data as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site; cites AHRQ publication, The National Hospital Bill: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer, 2008, HCUP Statistical Brief 107, 2011, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Farley et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2002), which evaluated Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS®) information on plan performance and health plan choices by new Iowa Medicaid beneficiaries.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Lyu H, Wick EC, Housman M, et al. Patient satisfaction as a possible indicator of quality surgical care. JAMA Surg 2013 Apr; 148(4):362-7. [Uses Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey questions from eight areas focused on patient satisfaction, citing HCAHPS: Patients' Perspectives of Care Survey, 2013, as published on the CMS Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Stulberg et al. (JAMA, 2010) and others; cites article by Cooper and Makary (Surg Clin North Am, 2012) on the AHRQ-funded CUSP initiative.]

Journal of Medical Systems
Zhang NJ, Seblega B, Wan T, et al. Health information technology adoption in U.S. acute care hospitals. J Med Syst 2013 Apr; 37(2):9907. [Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data "to identify information on the three size categories; teaching status, urban/rural, and regional location of hospitals;" mentions that AHRQ and other entities have advocated the adoption of healthcare information technology; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Miller, Pronovost, Donithan, Zeger, Zhan, Morlock, Meyer (first and last authors are former AHRQ researchers and fifth author is current AHRQ researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Am J Med Qual, 2005) and Altman, Clancy (AHRQ director) et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Xia J, Gulati R, Au M, et al. Effects of screening on radical prostatectomy efficacy: the prostate cancer intervention versus observation trial. J Natl Cancer Inst 2013 Apr 17; 105(8):546-50. [Uses data from the AHRQ-funded PIVOT study, citing AHRQ-authored/funded articles by Wilt, Brawer, Jones, Barry, Aronson, Fox (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (N Engl J Med, 2012), which is based on the baseline characteristics of the patients and the design of, and Wilt et al. (last author is Steven Fox) (Contemp Clin Trials, 2009), on the PIVOT VA/NCI/AHRQ Cooperative Studies Program 407.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Davidson J, Lamontagne G, Burnell L, et al. Analysis of staff safety concerns. J Nurs Care Qual 2013 Apr-Jun; 28(2):147-52. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing AHRQ publications Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2008 Comparative Database Report, 2008 (as published on the AHRQ Web site) and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004, and Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Public Health Dentistry
Bader JD, Shugars DA. Dental care plan assessment using the CAHPS Dental Plan Survey. J Public Health Dent 2012 Fall; 72(4):295-301. [Uses AHRQ's CAHPS Dental Plan Survey, citing CAHPS Dental Plan Survey and CAHPS Survey Instrument, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Talmud PJ, Shah S, Whittall R, et al. Use of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol gene score to distinguish patients with polygenic and monogenic familial hypercholesterolaemia: a case-control study. Lancet 2013 Apr 13; 381(9874):1293-1301. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurology
Kimberly WT, Lima FO, O'Connor S, et al. Sex differences and hemoglobin levels in relation to stroke outcomes. Neurology 2013 Feb 19; 80(8):719-24. [Uses study data from the STOPStroke Study, previously funded by AHRQ grant R01 HS11392-01A2.] Select to access the abstract.

Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases
Yiannakouris N, Cooper JA, Shah S, et al. IRS1 gene variants, dysglycaemic metabolic changes and type-2 diabetes risk. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2012 Dec; 22(12):1024-30. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Osteoporosis International
Stobaugh DJ, Deepak P, Ehrenpreis ED. Increased risk of osteoporosis-related fractures in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Osteoporos Int 2013 Apr; 24(4):1169-75. [Uses 2008 HCUP NEDS data; mentions that "the ICD-9 codes for pathologic and traumatic fractures have been validated as a measure of osteoporosis-related fractures in the setting of IBD in the [NIS] database but not in the NEDS database," citing article by Ananthakrishnan et al. (Dig Dis Sci, 2011), which uses HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Mehta H, Rajan SS, Aparasu RR, et al. Application of the nonlinear Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition to study racial/ethnic disparities in antiobesity medication use in the United States. Res Soc Adm Pharm 2013 Jan-Feb; 9(1):13-26. [Uses 2002-2007 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

State Health Access Data Assistance Center Report (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
State Health Access Data Assistance Center. State-level trends in employer-sponsored health insurance: a state-by-state analysis. State Health Access Data Assist Cent Rep 2013 Apr. Online. [Uses, analyzes, and describes 1999, 2000, 2010, and 2011 MEPS Insurance Component (MEPS IC) data; briefly mentions MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data.]

Current as of April 2013
Internet Citation: HIV Infection and Glycemic Response to Newly Initiated Diabetic Medical Therapy: Articles of Interest, April 19, 2013. April 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130419.html